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Nest Family History

Nest Name Meaning

Welsh: from the medieval female personal name Nest a diminutive of Agnes . German: topographic name from Middle High German nest ‘nest’. German: variant of Nast .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ness, Nesta, Nese, Kast, Oest, Neet, Best, Nist, Nett, Peet

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Where is the Nest family from?

You can see how Nest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nest family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nest families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Nest families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Nest's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nest families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nest. 22% of Nest men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Nest women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nest were Machinist and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Nest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nest census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nest. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Nest. For the veterans among your Nest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nest lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nest in 1959 was 52, and 96 in 2004.

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